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French envoy stresses for boosting mutual trade ties

French envoy stresses for boosting mutual trade ties

SIALKOT: French Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Marc Barety has stressed the need for strenuous efforts to further boost mutual trade ties between Pakistan and France.

Addressing during the meeting with Sialkot exporters here at Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Tuesday, he said that France was keen to boost mutual trade ties with Pakistan, pledging to make efforts to remove all hurdles in this regard.

He said that Pakistan business community should ensure maximum exports to France and other European Union countries through France by taking full advantage of GSP Plus status.He said that Pakistani businessmen would be most welcomed in France.He  invited Sialkot exporters to divert their business activities to France, saying that Sialkot exporters are the much aware of the international quality standards and they also have a great potential to explore and capture international trade markets of France and EU countries through France by exporting their diversified traditional and non-traditional export products.

He assured Sialkot exporters their easy access to international French trade markets.The French envoy also highly hailed the Sialkot exporters’ initiative of establishing their own private international airline namely ‘Air Sial’ after establishing Sialkot international airport on self help basis. He said that Sialkot exporters had set a great precedent of self help for the world by establishing these mega projects.

SCCI President Zahid Latif Malik said that Sialkot exporters had a great potential to explore and capture the international

trade markets of France by exporting their world class traditional and non-traditional export products. For improving bilateral trade,

Sialkot exporters suggested that exchange of trade delegations and one-to-one meetings of businessmen of both sides may be arranged.

The SCCI President revealed that there was no doubt to say that Sialkot-made Sports Goods, Surgical Instruments, Leather Products, Gloves of all sorts, Textiles Items, Sports Wear, Martial Arts Uniforms & Accessories, Musical Instruments, Kitchen Ware, Hollow Ware, Knives, Cutlery items and Military Uniform Badges etc. could find a good market in France. Earlier, the French Ambassador also visited several leading industrial units of Sialkot.